Record Details

NHER Number:8435
Type of record:Building
Name:St Fabian and St Sebastian's Church, Woodbastwick


The dedication of this church is unique in England. The church has medieval origins (14th century) but was extensively restored in 1878-79, with the flints used in this restoration knapped at Whitlingham. Inside, the church has a tiebeam roof with crown posts and four-way struts, 19th century stained glass and a monument to the Cator family in the north chancel chapel.


  • St Fabian and St Sebastian's Church, Woodbastwick. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TG 3324 1522
Map Sheet:TG31NW

Full description

Flints for restoring plate tracery knapped at Whitlingham 1878 (see file NHER 9662). Donation to steeple 1518.
E. Rose (NAU).

Press cuttings (S1)-(S3) in file.

See (S4) in file.
D. Gurney (NLA) 5 June 2006.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG3315A.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 732.
---Leaflet: John Pallister. 1973. St Fabian & St Sebastian Church, Woodbastwick..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1975. [Photograph of St Fabian and St Sebastian's Church]. 16 December.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Thatchers in protest at low quality reed claim. 30 December.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. Church clock a sign of the chimes. 19 May.
<S4>Publication: Anonymous. St Fabian & St Sebastian, Woodbastwick.

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